Tamarisk Grove Campground

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park


Anza-Borrego Desert State Park



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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Attractions and Activities

With over 600,000 acres, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. Visitors to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park enjoy a wide range of scenic places to visit.

  • Visitor Center - books, brochures, maps, exhibits
  • Borrego Palm Canyon - nature trail to grove of native California fan palms
  • Coyote Canyon - year-round stream and lush plant life, hiking trails
  • Font's Point - view the Borrego Valley and Badlands
  • Split Mountain - geologic wonder
  • Mountain Palm Springs -grove of fan palms in the Tierra Blanca Mountains
  • Borrego Valley
  • Interpretive activities and events, walks and talks

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Fires are only allowed in established fire rings or camp stoves.
  2. Generators may only be operated from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Tamarisk Grove Campground

Tamarisk Grove Campground is located in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park just off Highway 78 and south of Borrego Springs. Many campers choose to visit in the spring when the wildflowers are at their best. Note that drinkable water is "available for purchase". During periods of drought, water availability in the campground may be limited.

Reservations at Tamarisk Grove Campground are not site-specific. Sites are assigned as campers arrive. The campground includes 11 rustic cabins.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Highway 78, south of Borrego Springs in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Elevation: 600 feet
Mileage/Driving Time: from San Diego - 85 miles, 1:54
Number of Sites: 27 (includes 11 cabins)
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 covered by campground fee, additional fee for extra vehicles
Pets: On leash, always attended
Campground and Park Information: (760)767-5311

Reservations
Reservations highly recommended: October 1 - April 30, otherwise first come, first served when open
Booking Window: from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival
New dates are released in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: 21 feet
Accessible Sites: #17, 20 (cabin), 27 (cabin)
Reservations: Borrego Palm Canyon Campground
Fees: $25 for standard sites ($20 in non-peak times)
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, Noon

Tamarisk Grove Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, shade ramada, food locker, fire ring
Campground: restrooms with flush toilets, non-potable water, campfire circle
Showers: Yes, purchase tokens at campground entrance
Dump station: no
Campground map: Tamarisk Grove Campground Map
(PDF download)
Nearby facilities: Borrego Springs with gas, lodging, restaurants, medical aid,
Nearby attractions: Cactus Loop Trail, Yaqui Well Trail, Narrow Earth Trail, Village Site

General Camping Information for
Anza-Borrego State Park

Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation site when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Temperatures can reach 80-100 degrees in the spring. Visitors are advised to carry water and wear sun protective hats. Be aware of possible flash floods during storms. Check with the park for road conditions. Always notify someone of your plans, including when you plan to return.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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